Sports: RMC Varsity Manager Chosen as Summer University Games Staff and More!

Guy Dubé Off to Naples for FISU Summer Games

Article Courtesy of Peter Reimer, RMC Athletics

Guy Dubé – File Photo

Kingston, Ont. (February 28, 2019) – The RMC Paladins varsity manager, Guy Dubé (Sudbury, Ont.), will be heading to Naples, Italy in July as a member of the Canadian delegation to the 30th FISU Summer Games. While staff members were announced by U SPORTS on Wednesday, athlete selection will take place at a later date.

On the 28-person staff, Dubé will be filling the Sports Services role, which is responsible for working with team managers and coaches from 13 different sports to ensure that all technical needs of their respective sports are met.

“Being selected to the Summer Universiade Mission Staff is an amazing opportunity,” Dubé said. “I am very much looking forward to taking part in this incredible international experience.”

After earning an Honours Bachelor of Commerce in Sports Administration from Laurentian University, Dubé was hired as the varsity manager at RMC in 2000. During his tenure, Dubé has long-served on the OUA Sport Committee, and is currently a member of the U SPORTS Sport Committee as well as the Chair of the Men’s Soccer Sport Technical Sub-Committee.

While Naples will be his first University Games experience, Dubé has previous experience at international, multi-sport events. In 2003, Dubé volunteered at the 3rd World Military Summer Games in Catania, Italy, which featured 2,800 military personnel from 84 nations competing in different 13 sports.

As the work begins in the lead-up to the Games this summer, Dubé is focused on providing an exceptional experience for the athletes and his fellow delegates.

“My main priority at the Universiade will be to ensure that the needs of all Canadian athletes, coaches and support staff are met so that they can perform at their best while also enjoying this memorable event.”

With notes from U SPORTS.

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RMC Chocpaw Adventure

Article by 27865 OCdt Amélie Lefrançois

In December of 2018, 8 lucky NCdts/OCdts were picked by the RMC expedition club to go on a 3 day wilderness dog sledding adventure during Reading Week. This trip, which was made possible by the RMC Foundation’s generous donors, was a one of a kind experience to say the least.

Upon our arrival at Chocpaw in South River, we were immediately greeted by our guides who provided us with a crash course on everything we would need to know while handling the dogs and sleds during our expedition. We then made a quick trip to the kennel, where we were assigned to our sleds and to a team of loving and hard-working dogs. Once we harnessed the dogs and packed the sleds, we set off on our long-awaited adventure.

During the next 3 days, our group travelled over 80km through the beautiful winter landscapes of Algonquin Park. When we arrived at our new camp at the end of each day, we would cut wood for the fire, get water from the frozen lake or nearby river, and feed the dogs. Once the dogs were fed we would then prepare our own food for dinner, giving the dogs some time to rest, and after having eaten we would gather around the fire to prepare for the next day.

During the trip, we had the amazing opportunity to work hands-on with the dogs and to get a glimpse of the unique bond that can form between these beautiful animals and their caretakers. Getting to witness the energy these dogs have as well as the love the guides at Chocpaw have for their animals and their profession was a truly a remarkable experience. On behalf of all the NCdts/OCdts that were a part of this adventure, thank you to all the people who made this trip possible. It is an experience we are not ready to forget!